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Atlantic Rim 2013

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Jared Cohn directs this 'mockbuster' that bears a striking resemblance to the big budget summer 2013 film 'Pacific Rim'. When an influx of terrifying monsters begin encroaching on the human world, apparently having emerged from the depths of the Atlantic ocean, a grave threat is posed to the established order of life on Earth. With the very survival of humanity at stake, a specialist team are sent to combat the monsters in giant robots previously untested on the battlefield. Graham Greene, David Chokachi and Jackie Moore star.

Starring:
Anthony Criss, Steven Marlow
Rental Formats:
DVD

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 23 minutes
Starring Anthony Criss, Steven Marlow, Jackie Moore, Nicole Alexandra Shipley, Graham Greene, Jinhi Evans, Nicole Dickson, Demetrius Stear, David Chokachi, Larry Gamell Jr.
Director Jared Cohn
Studio Starz
Rental release 24 June 2013
Main languages English

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By D. Krol TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 18 July 2013
Format: DVD
I usually try to put a bit of effort into writing my film reviews on here, so that other people may get a sense of what the film I'm reviewing is like. Or at least what my experiences of a certain film is like (we all have different tastes after all).

But this, this film defies belief, so you'll have to excuse my unrelenting, one track barb, in this review.

Seriously, the plot is EXACTLY the same as Pacific Rim, currently doing the rounds at the cinema (giant monsters from under the ocean vs humans inside huge robotic fighting machines). I kind of got the feeling with the title Atlantic Rim (chuckles) that this was a cheap rip off but I didn't expect the source material to be almost identical in every way. And this film has 3 (count them) 3 writers. Doing what I ask? Smoking a bong and getting drunk, whilst printing out the Pacific Rim script off of the internet?

The acting (chuckles again) well, lets just say there's no Oscars to be had here and that's being Mother Theresa type generous.

The special effects are just that, "special" they are some of the worst effects you will ever see in a modern day movie. Even the fire explosions are bad, it's CGI fire lifted from a cheap computer program and pasted onto the screen. The robots and monsters are laughably bad. I was in fits when I first saw the creatures and the robots are the same animation over and over but with different lights and coloured panels on them (seriously) I don't honestly think I've laughed so hard since I watched Sand sharks.

Half of the time the actors are looking at the giant robots but are looking in the opposite direction to where the robots are on the screen, it's hilarious.
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By Peter Miller VINE VOICE on 28 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD
Bought this at a bargain rack for £3. Definitely overcharged by £2.99p. Pathetic story full of holes and stupid. The worst acting that I have ever seen. The dialog is painful to listen to. I watched it all as I could not believe that it could get worse...I was wrong..it did. Only take this film and watch it if you are paid to do so and you will want large sums of money to make it worthwhile.
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Format: DVD
Haven't stopped laughing at this film.

Let's be honest, I'd guessed how bad this film was likely to be simply by reading the DVD case (£3 from Sainsbury's). With a title and plot achingly close to the upcoming `Pacific Rim', it's clear this is another attempt by the company behind several films like this to make some money off the back of a much more famous film.

In summary, they probably spent more money on the 'Pacific Rim' trailer I saw at the cinema than on this film. Honestly, no effort has been spared cutting corners:

Plot - just lift the Pacific Rim one. Why it allegedly took three people to write this is beyond me.

Special/visual effects - ha! What CGI there is would look embarrassing in a SyFy channel film. The three giant robots are identical except for some coloured panels to differentiate them. Ditto the 'bridge' where the robot pilot sit - identical sets with different coloured lighting.

Location shooting - see the bar that was on fire earlier in the film show up in Manhattan! See stock shots of New York give way to low-rise beach-front properties when there's any action.

Props - I'm still wondering what the pilots of the giant robots/mini-subs sit on. No sign of a seat back, arm rests or even a restraint harness. I'm left feeling they're sitting on a stool or even standing up! Look out for the state-of-the-art jet fighter with a pilot in an ill-fitting, much older, pilot helmet behind what looks like the windshield of a light plane.

Exposition - tons of this. Actors spend an awful lot of time looking at screens or off camera describing action that would be too costly to show. When a screen is shown, it's often full of gibberish or fancy coloured shapes.
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Format: DVD
Let's be honest. If you saw this film for 99p you would buy it just to laugh at it and then casually toss it aside.
If you go into this film expecting anything more than 99p's worth of entertainment you will be grossly disappointed.
Saying that, this film does however sit head and shoulders above Sharknado and that other classic The Raven.

Possibly the most impressive part of this film is that they've somehow managed to create a clone using part Kevin Bacon and part Michael Biehn circa 1996. Although it would appear that the cloning process removes both personality and any acting ability.
The CGI has suffered due to the company spending all of the budget on the Bacon/Biehn clone and the sets look like they've been rescued from the future zone section of the Crystal Maze.
So, if you're wondering what Pacific Rim would have been like had Guillermo Del Toro let his 10 year old nephew direct it, and forced him to use his weeks pocket money to pay for the production look no further.
Never has the phrase "you get what you pay for" been so true.
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By Ace on 24 Jun. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The two dimentional overacting,the special effects,the whole film is just terrible and low budget,as far as im concerned a waste of money.
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